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Alyssa Hogelin, 5, Vassar, and her 5-year-old miniature pony, Blackie, watch the costume contest Saturday at Vassar FunFest. Alyssa and Blackie were winners of the horse and rider prize.

VASSAR—The community celebrated with a purpose at Vassar FunFest Saturday.

The event featured live entertainment, costumes, a petting zoo, crafts, food and a car show.

A silent auction was also held inside the school house, which raised $1,200. Addition funds were also raised through sale of concessions, shirts and caps.

Funds raised help pay for maintenance, improvement and monthly upkeep of the Vassar Schoolhouse, a historic landmark of the town, which serves as a community building for various events.

FunFest also included a pie contest, which was won by Joetta Asbury, Lyndon, who entered a strawberry pie. Bonnie Clark, Vassar, took second with a sour cream raisin pie, and Patty Brecheisen, Osage City, was third with a pumpkin pecan pie.

A costume contest was held, with awards presented to the top-three costumes in seven age categories.

The horse and rider prize was award to Alyssa Hogelin, 5, Vassar and her 5-year-old miniature pony, Blackie, who was dressed as a cow.

A costume parade was held, with parade marshal Gerald Scheid and flag bearer Gentry May.

Live musical entertainment was provided by Lorena Prater, Russel Wolf, and Dave and Katie Woogie.